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2022 Professional Medical Coding Curriculum (PMCC) Course

Summer/Fall Session VIRTUAL LIVE!
(Due to COVID-19 Our hospital classrooms are still closed)

Classes start: August 21, 2022 thru December 3, 2022

(CPC Certification Exam: December 4, 2022)

 *Virtual students are able to start at different dates/times (contact our office for details).
Make-up sessions are available as needed.


 The Professional Medical Coding Curriculum has been created by the American Academy of Professional Coders because of a growing need for coding information and education in the increasingly technical field of professional coding. It is recognized as highly credible and is taught and accredited throughout the country in various venues, Colleges and Universities. This program may also assist students wishing to obtain certification (optional) in coding by further prepping for the national (CPC) Certified Professional Coder credential exam.  It's not just another typical certificate program.

Medicare audits and insurance reimbursement policies have contributed to a growing awareness of the importance of accurate coding. With the increasing costs in fraud and abuse prevention and the decline in healthcare reimbursement by both federal and commercial carriers, correct coding knowledge is absolutely essential for practice and hospital survival. A Certified Professional Coder and Instructor who is licensed with the Academy will teach this course. The course curriculum is presented in 20 lessons. The lessons include a brief anatomy and terminology review, CPT, HCPC’s Level II and ICD-10 CM coding / lab scenarios, to ensure knowledge in practical application. Students will receive a certificate of completion for approximately 80 contact hours. 

Instructor: Robin Linker, CHCRA, CHCA, CHCAS, CPC-I, COC, CCS-P, MCS-P, CPC-P, CHC is a triple certified coder through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and AHIMA and in compliance through the Healthcare Compliance Association. She is the Executive Director of Operations and Auditing for the Association of Health Care Auditors and Educators. With over 30 years in healthcare, she provides consulting and education in correct coding and billing practices, practice management and compliance. She is an author, editor and licensed instructor for the AAPC, and conducts a variety of workshops nationally. She is a former Director of Education and Technical Development for the American Academy of Professional Coders and is utilized as an expert case witness in fraud and abuse cases on behalf of attorney’s, physicians and facilities and enjoys education with a touch of humor.

Prerequisites: Previous coding experience and anatomy and terminology is helpful but not required. What to bring: -Required: Current year editions of CPT, ICD-10-CM and  HCPCS II coding manuals. (These can be purchased at a 20-35% +student discounted rate through Robin Linker and Associates and are the professional and expert editions). Let the instructor know if you need these references. Prior to the Exam: Students with 2 or more years coding experience will need two letters of recommendation prior to midterm. Your instructor can provide one of these letters if only one is available. Those without two years experience are exempt from the letter requirement and qualify for the apprentice status. This course is approved and qualifies as one years experience upon completion.

Tuition: The total cost for this certification course is $3000.00, which includes:

  • 20 lessons of classroom instruction (Schedule will be sent to students)
  • Curriculum Textbook
  • Student membership into the AAPC (1 year –unless student is already a member)
  • Mid-Term Examination
  • Online Practice Exam
  • Final Review Class and Final Examination
  • Over 100's practice coding questions to gain experience!
  • 4 Hour - Proctored National “CPC” Certification Exam 

Payment: Payment is expected in full prior to classes starting unless prior arrangements are made. Please email if you need a payment plan, we work with all out will do our best to assist our students. A non-refundable deposit may be sent in as an option with the registration form to secure a place in class. All balances will be due by midterm to register students for the national exam. Group discounts are also available.

Scholarship Fund: Robin Linker & Associates, Inc. has a limited Scholarship Fund (Discount Hardship Program) to provide assistance to those qualifying individuals enduring hardship. Qualifying applicants may receive on average $100.00 to $500.00 off of the tuition rate. Please submit a letter briefly stating your situation or circumstance for consideration and one of our staff members will contact you. This information will remain confidential and may be emailed to RLAcode@comcast.net. Our programs are also approved with the Colorado Workforce. Contact your county Workforce for qualifying assistance and program details.

What else? Plan on 8-10 hours of home study per week. The instructors will make every effort to abide by the schedule. Classes may need to be rescheduled due to unexpected circumstances. The instructors will notify students as soon as possible if classes must be rescheduled. Live make-up dates or webinars will be held prior to the exam date.

*For program details and Schedule email: RLAcode@comcast.net

Disclosure Agreement: A mandatory non-disclosure agreement will be attached to each of the curriculum materials that are to be disbursed. This agreement will be signed during the first night of class prior to students receiving their materials. The student will be required to sign a copy of this nondisclosure agreement, which I have listed below.

  1. Pursuant to the protection of proprietary documentation under established copyright laws, Student shall not distribute all or any portion of the AAPC Professional Medical Coding Curriculum documentation materials or materials provided by the instructor, Robin Linker.
  2. Duplication or sharing of this information is strictly forbidden and is to remain confidential. Students may not decompile, disassemble, copy, create any derivative work, store in a retrieval system, transmit, or in any other manner copy or reproduce, in whole or part, any AAPC materials.
  3. Failure by Student to abide fully with all the terms and conditions contained in the AAPC Professional Medical Coding Curriculum Course work Agreement, including this and all contracted addenda attached to the Professional Medical Coding Curriculum Course work Agreement, practice exams and materials provided by the instructor, Robin Linker; including but not limited to compliance with all non-disclosure terms, will result in possible civil and criminal penalties if violated.



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2022 Summer/Fall Professional Medical Coding Curriculum (PMCC) Course - VIRTUAL LIVE!

Date of the event:
August 21 thru December 3, 2022 (CPC Exam: December 4, 2022)
Event Location:
Exam locations TBD
Meeting Time:
9:00am-12:00pm (Schedules may be tailored if needed)